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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
05 Aug 15 UTC
ESPN Fantasy Football Signups
For those that will play only ESPN league, post interest here. List your preferred draft day (I prefer late preseason Saturday or Sunday around 1 p.m. Central Time

1. Tru Ninja (Sat Aug 29th or Sun Aug 30th)
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Thucydides (864 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
GRE scores
What's a good score? Share your score too, if you feel comfortable. I just took the test this morning
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alulahello (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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halloween costumes 2015
I know, 3 months early blahblah. But I'm bored and I want to talk about Halloween.
Some people are into crazy Costumes and go all out to make them. Brainstrom ideas for costumes and how to make/obtain them. What are you thinking of going as?
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goldfinger0303 (3155 D Mod)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Opposite Gender Friends leads to Lower Academic Performance
Interesting paper I'm reading right now. Not completely done with it, but its methodology seems sound.

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/app.20140030
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ssorenn (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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this is interesting--watch the video
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/08/10/everyone-fails-to-ride-this-bike-you-would-too-this-is-what-it-tells-us-about-the-brain/
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P13ANATOR (100 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Hi I am new, quick question
I am starting a game with some friends, can you play with less than 7 people? If so, is anything different compared to a full game? Thanks :-)
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ND (879 D)
20 Jul 15 UTC
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MX: All Star Game
See inside for details
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Confirmations
I know some people may not realize sign up thread is also confirmation thread so let's make that ultra clear:
Starts 8/11/15, 6 PM EDT
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guak (3381 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
When retards play gunboat
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Fly Free My Baby :'(
I just sold my first computer, it was really old but i'll never forget its beauty. I never can think of things to bring on trips, but my computer was my best possession. It was like a Mac -1... you know, pre-internet
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bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Ferguson
Apparently the anniversary of Mike Brown's death turned into a reenactment. Anyone know anything?
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
2015 Gunboat Tournament Ideas
See inside.
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trip (696 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheap Gunboats
3 games, 10 point, 36hr, WTA, HDV, Anon
First come, first served...
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ghug (5046 D (B))
29 Jul 15 UTC
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Pacific Northwest FTF
I've only ever played FTF with people who don't really care about the game and want to be done after a year, and I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I sew those people having fun playing in real life on that crappy coast across the country. This is just a post to see who might be interested in getting something set up on this side of the country. I'm in the Seattle area.
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Hlud (115 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Monday Evening Live-2
I'm trying to join Monday Evening Live-2 starting in half an hour, as it only shows 6 current players, but only gives me the option to spectate. Why is this? My RR is 100%
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TrPrado (461 D Mod)
05 Aug 15 UTC
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Conundrum
So the people who make the schedules at my school are kinda dumb. I signed up for both AP Micro/Macroeconomics and AP European History. Only one class of each is being offered. And they happen to be the same hour. So I need to drop one and pick up some other course. I really don't know, so what (preferably AP) course would you suggest for me to take instead of AP Micro/Macroeconomics (because there's no chance I'll drop Euro)?
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
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DIPCON @ Philadelphia Massacre - Live
I'm risking life and limb to bring you guys the latest news all weekend and all tournament long.
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Check_mate (100 D)
03 May 15 UTC
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Not "Who am I?", but WHERE am I?
Have some time to kill. Ask yes/no questions to guess WHERE I am. If you guess right you go next. If you guess wrong you're out for the rest of the round.
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
07 Jul 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
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ssorenn (0 D X)
04 Aug 15 UTC
The dreams of solo--
Friends and enemies are welcome. 36 hour wta anon 50pt. Who wants action?
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Check_mate (100 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheating accusations
Without mentioning names or game ID's, can I please clarify something.

Making cheating accusations via in-game global press is not allowed, right? The correct procedure being to email the mods who will investigate?
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A_Tin_Can (1712 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
New Italian strategy article
The army in Venice should go to Piedmont.

(with apologies to Chris Martin)
A_Tin_Can (1712 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
I'm not kidding, though. We don't see this opening nearly often enough on webdip. I don't believe the meta that you need England and Germany on board to make this opening. You can do it alone!

I believe in you!
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Aug 15 UTC
I am so confused. ATC are you in Philly or just channeling Massacre through the æther?
guak (3381 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
@A Tin Can: you should play more gunboat. Italian army to Piedmont is standard opening in high-level gunboats
Al Swearengen (0 D X)
08 Aug 15 UTC
Your faith has not been misplaced, Sir Tin Can, for behold!

Here are my last two Italian games:
gameID=164568
gameID=164156

I think the real trick is to get Greece. If people won't let you have Greece, then violence should be applied to the situation.
A_Tin_Can (1712 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
Al, don't you always apply violence? :)
A_Tin_Can (1712 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
Also I'm not *entirely* convinced that those games illustrate the strength of the opening...
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
gameID=164156
ARE WE JUST IGNORING THAT RUSSIAN FLEET???

also my opening is the best still. start lepanto esque, support hold Austria with Venice, while moving to Apulia and Ionian. Then, convoy to tunis and move your army to tyrolia. with builds you create an army in venice, and then you are also able to convoy to albania!

or you know, just lepanto, the most effective 2 player strategy, only potentially beaten by the juggernaut
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
that's how i got my italian solo and some high SC draws:
gameID=163810
gameID=162978
gameID=162760
guak (3381 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
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@James. That is a guaranteed loss against any self-respecting Juggernaut. Thus, it is only a good opening if Turkey and Russia are fighting
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
That's sadly become the norm nowadays. Juggernauts are few and far, and with England almost single mindedly going after Russia too, the juggernaut has lost its former strength and might.
jmbostwick (2418 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
@James

Re: gameID=164156 -- It's just a Russian fleet supporting A Bulgaria -> Constantinople... nothing odd about that! >.>
Nescio (1069 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
Opening with Ven->Pie is not exactly new, is it? And where is the "strategy article", ATC?

Anyway, I agree Ven->Pie can be superior to Ven H. Likewise, Mar->Pie (yes, seriously) could also be quite effective. A Spring 1901 bounce in Pie allows F and I to pretend they're at war, even if they're actually in alliance, simultaneously allows them to protect their home centres, and they could still seize Spa, respectively Tri in Autumn 1901.
KingCyrus (516 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
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JMBostwick, it came all the way from St. Pete...
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
08 Aug 15 UTC
I use Ven-Pie sometimes. The trick is really knowing WHEN to use it. If you use it in the wrong times and France gets the upper-hand, he will be at your back door in no time. The big thing is knowing there's no Juggernaut.

There can be a pile - up on Austria or Turkey, but Italy still needs to know that Russia is his longer-term ally because this buys Italy the time he needs to grab some centers.

I also don't like the opening if England and Germany aren't allied but Italy is expecting to make gains against France. Here it's useless. You have to understand that it may garner nothing. Of it does get you a build, you have to believe you can't keep it long but it's a temporary boost to whatever campaign you're really part of.

It's also REALLY helpful to know that France is moving to Spa in S01. This isn't the end-all-be-all, but it's news you should check into before you move to Pie.

The purpose of moving Ven-Pie is to give France something to stress about. Let's face it, France is a pretty stress-free country, but the moment an army hits Pie in S01, we've got some worries. Is it going to try for Mar? Is it going to hold? Is it really a ploy to get into Tyr? Lots of unknowns bring stress to a country that normally lives a carefree life.

Here's where the real homework comes in. You have to try to figure out what France will do in this situation. The goal isn't to net yourself a build. The true purpose to Ven-Pie is to net France one less build and slow down the west to a crawl. If you believe France is the protective type, then in the fall, you order Pie to hold so France covers Mar and misses out on Spa. The best part is that not only does France not get 2 builds, but also, he can't put his NEW build in as F Mar as retribution.

If you feel France is going to stick it out and call your bluff, move to Mar and take the build. You probably won't keep it, but it's nice to have the second build. You could even opt to produce a fleet in Rom that will pester him further.
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
08 Aug 15 UTC
you know if you really wanted to apologize to Chris Martin you could have come here and done it yourself rather than sending me to do your dirty work
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
08 Aug 15 UTC
Isn't he the Coldplay guy?
JimTheGrey (968 D (S))
08 Aug 15 UTC
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The Coldplay Chris Martin only writes strategy articles for Turkey. Because he's yellow.
A_Tin_Can (1712 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
For the uninitiated:

http://www.diplom.org/Zine/S2003M/Martin/London.html
thorfi (1023 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
Where's the unedited version? I want to know what lovely highlights may be found in Venice?
Octavious (1720 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
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Paintings of the battle of Lepanto. They are everywhere. And Cathedrals filled with traditional Christian themes such as giant stone pyramids, statues of black slaves supporting the seats of powerful families, and the corpses of dead saints in glass coffins.

Oh, and cracks. Venice has lots and lots of really big cracks in really big and precariously balanced stone buildings.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Aug 15 UTC
Arranged bounce with france in pie is a great idea. Garners friendship with austria because they think you are not anti-austrian, garners peace with france and potential alliance i co-operation can continue. Keeps everyone else guessing...
Octavious (1720 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
If there is an opening move in Diplomacy that doesn't keep everyone else guessing I have yet to see it :p.
A_Tin_Can (1712 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
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"Ank-con, sev h" :)
Edi-Yor
Lvp-Yor
Lon-Yor
Stp-Gob, Mos-Stp, War-Gal, Sev-Bla. Fuck all'y'all.
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
09 Aug 15 UTC
As he is referring to 5 or more people, "all'y'alls would be more proper
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
09 Aug 15 UTC
"Y'alls" isn't really a thing. "All y'all" is Alabama/Mississippi.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Actually, this is more accurate:
Y'all - subject of sentence or clause
All y'all - object of sentence or clause
Y'all's - possessive form of y'all
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Y'all's and y'all're are also commonly used contractions for y'all is and y'all are, respectively. Though, y'all's in this sense is less used in the educated circles.


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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
23 Jul 15 UTC
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Setting up a game
Hi, I have been absent for three years. Its startin' to itch, as Diplomacy remains my favorite board game! Want to play a game with a friend of mine who also hasn't played for a long while.
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I'm still alive
Sorry about that.
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Octavious (1720 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
Clause IV
The people's flag is deepest red, or at least it could be. Comrade Corbyn has been suggesting he could bring back clause IV into the Labour Party constitution. I'm interesting in what it sounds like to an international audience.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
My Cat's name is Shadow!!! EOG
This is the difficulty of playing a stalemate line, and I done goofed.
gameID=165777
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I got a cat
she is shadow
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL8At_SUwAAl-74.jpg
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CMurder (749 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
Getting Germany every single game
Hi everybody, I'd like to ask if anyone has experience with an account getting a certain country every single game. One of my friends who I've played in several games against has drawn Germany out of the pot every single time. We're onto the fifth time out of 5 games he's gotten Germany.

I'd put it up to chance but we've reached 5 sigma and are on our way to 6. Thoughts?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK!!!
Join a Modern Live game as we watch Spurs and United fight it out, followed by the Premier League Season!!!
gameID=165741
Come on soccer nerds, you'll be on your labtop checking stats so just join it and stop pretending.
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OutsideSmoker27 (204 D)
04 Aug 15 UTC
Stop the solo or tighten up the draw?
Which is more important, in your opinion?
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